Professor of Computer Science, Director of Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Director of Teaching and Learning Quality
George has a BEng/MEng (Systems & Control) and a PhD (Nonlinear optimisation algorithms for neural networks learning) from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras, Greece, and a PGCE (Higher Education) from Brunel University. He developed embedded systems for the cement (1990-1993) and automotive (1997-1998) industries using soft computing and machine learning-based methodologies. He held research and academic posts at the University of Athens and Brunel University before coming to Birkbeck in 2004. His current interests are in machine intelligence and the design of intelligent architectures; the design of components for intelligent systems that employ machine learning methods, mostly artificial neural networks and deep learning; learning technologies.
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Areas of interest: Computational models of learning and cognition, artificial neural networks and deep learning, evolutionary computing, learning technologies, bio-inspired machine learning, software engineering for AI and machine learning systems.